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will be looking at. >> lisa stark thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websit
, president obama said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. but the affordable care act doesn't say your doctor will keep you. you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america. >> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america >> mexican authorities have tracked down the stolen shipment of radioactive material. the shipment of cobalt 60 e radioactive material that was stolen from a gas station monday, has been found in central mexico about half a mile from the van that was carrying it. the director of mexico's national commission of nuclear security said the thieves were most likely dead or dying from the exposure to
officials identified the train's drivers william rocker fellow of german town, new york. he has never been disciplined. he is in hospital and will be interviewed by ntsb investigators on wednesday. >> president obama will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. st
tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working properly. >>> president obama with a new push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the hea
and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'll be talking once again renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. where the city council is voting to raise the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the last three years of his presidenc
people, millions out of work and those what have given up looking for work. it's good news for the barack obama administration. with unemployment insurance to expire for 1.3 million if condepress doesn't act by the end. month, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an end to the cut if growth improves, gdp, in the last court, and down to 7% on friday, the lowest in five years. the administration says unemployment insurance has to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today reinforces that we need to address the problem and extend the unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to tell more than a million families across the country, a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefit, that we hope that congress will, as it has in the past, address the challenge. >> one of the more interesting things about the economic numbers, the good economic numbers is they haven't improved - the unemployment rate went down despite the gridlock
america will not play the audio of those 911 calls. >>> a new report shows healthcare.gov around 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on sun and monday, a figure that sur praises the total for the whole month of october. and president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keep growing. income inequality is jeopardizing the middle class. that's it with our stories. "real money" is nex next on al jazeera. ♪ >> bosses are hiring more workers. builders are selling more new homes. we're breaking down the numbers for signs that the economy may finally turning a corner. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor as long as your doctor keeps your network. and how a small mistake from your past could come back and haunt your credit score. i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." ♪ >> this is "real money." you are the most important part of the show so join our live conversation for the next half hour by using this handle @aj real money. despite your lack of confidence, hear me out and then decide. we found out that new home sales jump 21.6% compared to last
to you. doctor, doctor, why won't you take my obama insurance. why many physicians fear obama will hurt their bottom line and they've decided not to participate. and then pay your damn parking tickets. we'll have that story when we return. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> more than 29 the thousand americans enrolled in health plans over the weekend. that's more people than during the entire month of october. on tuesday, healthcare.gov had more than 150,000 online visitors. but that does not mean that they could all sign up. the insurance companies express concern about th
at all. the millions of peel tha peoplee out of work and given up looking for work it's good news for the obama administration. >> one of the ironies here with in34r0eu8inemployment insuranced to finish in the next month. and then on fl friday down to sevensevenpercent the lowest in. the unemployment insurance has to be ex-temedded. extended. jay carney made that announcement. we need to address that problem and to extend the unparliament beunemploymentagain benefits to those individuals. it's a per citie persist persist would be terrible to tell families that they're out of benefits. we are hoping that congress will address this challenge. >> one. interesting thing about these good economic numbers the economy has improved and the unemployment rate went down despite the head winds that were supposed to hold the economy back. you won goar how good the greefort would be woit the government shut down that threatened the economy over the course kft last month and from october to november trchlts good news for the white house and the country's economy and we'll see if it sustaineds te
in deadly crash in new yor new yor. four people died, dozens of others were injured. >>> the obama administration says after weeks of problems the healthcare.org website is finally fixed. >>> an estimated 131 million americans will have spent about $2 billion by the end of this cybermonday. that would be a record day for thisdi
in ukraine. they are calling on the government to break ties with russia and norm new ones with the e.u. >> and a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama and two former presidents expected to attend the memorial service for the late former president. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. as a power struggle grips thailand the prime minister calls for fresh elections. the thousands of protesters in the capital say it's not enough. wayne hay has the latest from bangkok. >> there's no indication from the anti-government protesters that the announcement from the prime minister yingluck shinawatra, that she will dissolve parliament. the goals have changed. they said they would accept the solution and the resignation of the prime minister. that changed into the goal being the removal of the thaksin shinawatra regime - referring to the former prime minister ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in self-impressed exile. his cysister, yingluck shinawat is the prime minister at the moment. >> at the moment they are continuing a push towards of the office of the prime minist
>> good evening everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. >> at risk: president obama says the economic divide is threatening the future of the american middle class. >>> fast food walkout. minimum wage workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.
. doctors in new o new orleans saa gene treatment fo. >> a team of inspectorse inspecs toured the nuclear facility in iran. president obama says the pursuit for the lon longstanding deal is likely to fai fail as it is to psyched. psyched -- succeed. iran is to rollback tha their enrichment of uranium that is used to build a nuclear bomb but it's also used to generate nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran for like any country to change overtime. it may not be likely. if you ask me the live life andd that we are about to arrive at the instate that i described earlier it was more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran and the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing an agreement on iran's program. the deal which lifted sanctions on iran has benefitted his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest projectproject on artist cristo. some say it will damage the eco-system. >> it's called "over the river". the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do here is suspend hundreds of huge
that derailed outside of new york city found himself nodding just before the accident. >>> and at the white house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the past. i'm david shuster in for ali velshi. and this is "real money." >> this is real money, and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. today the city of detroit got the go ahead from a federal judge to shed billions of d
selling pricey art to pay its bills. positive signs for new and recent users of the glitch-rained healthcare.gov website. >> a reminder of the top story we're following, president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington the president said income inequality is jeopardizing middle class and he want to make sure that the economy works for everyone. ali velshi will be working on this one, at the top of the program, "real money." it's great to have you back. what's your reaction to the president's speech on equality, he also talked about the wealth gap as well. >> it's very serious. this is the most worrying thing i'll be talking about this as long as i can. go back to 1979, productivity is up more than 90%. we're just that much more productive with our cellphones and the way we do business, longer days. typical income fo for the amerin family is up 8%. ththe average ceo makes 273 tims the income of the average worker. and a family in the top 1%. a term we've come to know well, has a network that is 288 times h
factor in deadly crash in new yor new yor. four people died, dozens of others were injured. >>> the obama administration says after weeks of problems the healthcare.org website is finally fixed. >>> an estimated 131 million americans will have spent about $2 billion by the end of this cybermonday. that would be a record day for this traditional monday. a power blackout has plunged venezuela's capital of caracas into darkness. several years of electricity cuts but for years the capital had not been directly affected. there is no word what caused this blackout. those are the head lines. i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight with joie chen is next. you can always get the latest news at aljazeera.com. we'll see you later tonight. >> on "america tonight": abused behind bars, saving taxpayers money by treating prisoners with a kind of primitive care not seen in more than a century. >> they're standing there ripping open that little package of sugar and filling that wound. >> packages from a restaurant? >> yes. >> how much is too much? the death of a mentally ill homeless man raises questions
, december 4th, 2013. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. here are a look at the top stories. >>> president obama calls the growing u.s. income gap a defining challenge of our time. in a speech about economic inequality he said partisan gridlock was to blame. >>> radioactive cobalt 60 stolen in mexico may have turned a thief into a time bomb. when someone found the material someone removed it from the container. whoever did could die within days. >>> the great lakes in the grip of a powerful arctic cold front. heavy snow dropped, tens of thousands water power. conditions were blamed for hundreds of car crashes. >>> tonight investigators are looking at a potentially deadly new case of stand your ground. it's from georgia where 72-year-old ron westbrook knocked on a door, a stranger's door at four in the morning. a man in the home shot and killed him. ron westbrook had alzheimer's, and was apparently disoriented. authorities are deciding if charges should be filed against the shooter. joining us now is lance lorusso, a former attorney and law enforcement officer. thanks for joining us. explai
doing anything for their own game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of f
. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to the b
indicate that. fatalities are up. numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks ri enforced, bombs through mag ni tom eters. the bomb-makers are alive. there's more groups than ever and huge mal-esso lens. >> who is write, president obama or senator fienstein? >> they are both right. and i'm not kidding. let me say first it's a pleasure to be an al jazeera america. you bring new content and energy to the business. i'm pleased to be on the program. as for who is right and why they are both right, it's true that core al qaeda has been decimated. al qaeda as a top-down organization is over. al qaeda and related terror groups - they are parasitically related in a horizontal way is growing. what mike rogers is saying is that the threats have changed. what diane is saying is that they have increased. >> let's listening to house intelligence chair mike rogers, who suggested the situation may be worse than before 9/11, 2001. >> the pressure on intelligence services to great it right is stronger. more affiliates than we have had have switched to the notion that smaller event
said on monday is new but the iran government to assert itself is attracting attention in the obama administration and studied closely, al jazeera the state department. >> reporter: now it's a familiar dilemma for developing countries, the choice between economic growth and protecting the government, in our second report on bangladesh tannery industry we look at whether environmental laws are being enforced. >> blood red and loaded with toxic chemicals, tainted water gushs from one of the many tannerys in doca district and they produce huge amounts of waste full of cancer-causing chemicals. the water drains untreated straight into the streams and open sewers of this densely-populated neighborhood, home to 160,000 people. streets and alleys have bones and rotting animal part. >> if you want to know what hell looks like you don't have to wait to go to hell, if you go and look at the tannery area that will tell you what hell looks like. >> reporter: and this is emitted every single day and flows in the river, doca's main waterway. scientists say this is a dead zone, fish and other aq
looking for work, from a political standpoint it's good news for the obama generation. with unemployment insurance set to expire, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an extension. if growth is improved, it was announced thursday and friday down to 7% unemployment, the lowest in five years. the administration says that unemployment insurance has got to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today eenforces that we need to address the problem and extend unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to do that to more than a million families across the country a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. we hope congress will, as it has in the past, addressed the challenge. an interesting thing about the economic numbers, is they haven't improved the unemployment rate - it went down despite the gridlock in washington and the political head wind. you have to wonder how good the growth would be without the head wind or the gov
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. >> at risk: president obama says the economic divide is threatening the future of the american middle class. >>> fast food walkout. minimum wage workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre.
across thailand the prime minister dissolves parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed a
in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at president obama's kenyan born uncle will not long very to fight deportation with more on this and other headlines shaping today's news. >> tony, yeah, u.s. immigration judge says the kenyan born uncle can stay in the country, it comes after the relative dodge deportation for decades. 69-year-old testified that he had lived in the u.s. for 50 years, since deportation surfaced after a 2011 arrest for drunk driving. he is the half brother of the president's late father. >> in thailand police have been ordered not to clash with demonstrators in the country, even though they were swarming government buildings. fighting began toon bangkok's middle class, and the prime minister. the former premier was ousted in the military. yet he still considered full power in the government. that scene and the system many accused of corruption. and secretary john kerry called for nearly two weeks demonstrators have rally in favor the ukraine president blocked any such attention today. after the operation lost a parliamentary vote
of financial ruin that could mean cuts to thousands of city workers. >> president obama says he will work with anyone to improve the affordable care act. he won't let critics kill the program. >> his speech was part of a new white house campain to promote the program daily throughout the end of the year. >> the engineer of the deadly train crash caught himself nodding off before the wreck. that is according to union officials. the passenger train was travel 50 miles-per-hour above the speed limit before it derailed. >> the u.s. and iran made headlines with their recent agreement which freezes the nuclear program for six months the foreign minister sat down with al jazeera for an exclusive interview. >> iran does not seek nuclear weapons we do not believe that nuclear weapons will increase our security. we believe the perpetrator perct iran is seeking nuclear weapons is desdeathr detrimental to our. we are against them based on religious doctrine and ethical and political and legal reasons and for us nuclear weapons had no place what sofer i so whatsor nuclear plan it's been a flett to thi
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm sunny sunny. 911 tapes display calmness at the sandy hook elementary school. and president obama discussed the gap between rich and poor. and this congress goes down known as the least productive. >>> a florida high school placed on high school after a shooting. one student has been injured at west orange high school outside of arsenal. the school's principal said student had been shot and was en route to the hospital. law enforcement officers were at the scene and they were observing all safety procedures. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> in a matter of just ten days the nation will mark the one year anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. today brought a painful remind reminder. prosecutors have released 911 called. al jazeera will not air those calls. >> reporter: we did listen to seven calls shortly after fires were shot inside sandy hook elementary school. a woman called the police dispatcher and said she had glimpsed someone running down the hall with a gun saying they were still shooting. and glass
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
in for the event of the f and b stadium in suweto. president obama is on his way with his first lady michelle and bill clinton and george bush are on their way. mandela believed education was the foundation of a new south africa. but the legacy of apartheid is proving hard to overcome. al jazeera's feda gresse has the story. >> nelson mandela enjoying his favorite date, supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an antiapartheid activist the statesman put education at the top of the schedule. to educate the nation's once depressed youth. in 1996, the suweto, then the language of oppression. linda molefe was one of those young students who rioted. he is now the principal of a secondary school one of suweto's most successful. he keeps eye over the classes acutely aware of the country's lessons. >> we are throwing without, knowing exactly. but later because of these little meetings or little held at night or in some corners they were trying to educate us to begin to understand why the boycott, why the situation, why the uprising. >> here as nelson mandela did,
the cause of a train derailment in new york city that killed four and injured hundreds of others and shut down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save m
. here is a look at your top stoerpz. it's as different as night and day. >> that's how obama administration officials described healthcare.gov after the live -- two months after the website went live the. they are cautiously managing expectations. we just heard the crucial information about sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. the conductor was going 82 miles per hour as the train came into a 30 mile per hour zone. that critical curve. jo than marchttin joins us. jo jonathan, have you been able to physically see the curve in question that we are talking about here? >> reporter: from -- sort of, i would say. it's sort of hard to say with the bushes here we have been able to see sort of the vantage point. even governor cuomo said it's sort of a tricky curve. as we heard the folks from ntsb say that, 30 miles per hour, that is the limit around the curve. so to hear that this train was going 82 is shogging but it also echoes what some of the witnesses and some of the people on board were saying, that the train was going way too fast. so not many people, i am sure, surpr
john siegenthaler seeing in new york. some the top stories, america spent holiday dollars often monday on what may be the easiest he ecommerce day of the year the most important shopping day of the season? the obama administration promised an improved healthcare wen sight in november. reviews are mixed. some are having trouble signing up. insurers say they are not getting the information they need. live pictures from bangkok. protesters have wished through police barricades and made it to the prime minister's. it's the 10th day of demonstrations against the thai regime. at least three people died in protests. >> tonight, investigators say speed was a factor in sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. officials say the commuter train was traveling 82 miles an hour when it jumped the tracks. >> that's more than 50 miles an hour faster than it should have been going. the accident killed four people and wounded dozens of others. we don't know if human error played a part in the crash. some experts say our trains rely far too much on people and that we already have the technology to pr
in the region. >> reporter: north he said on monday is new but the iranian government's willingness to assert itself is attracting attention in the obama administration and studied closely. >> reporter: a group of senators is working on a bill calling for more sanctions if iran doesn't live up to the deal and the white house worries that it could hurt the agreement. there is overwhelming evidence that syria's president is guilty of war crimes and the human rites chief said an inquiry found assad and senior officials authorized these actions. >> the facts point to the commission of very serious crimes and war crimes and crimes against humanity and point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state. >> reporter: investigators say the systematic nature of human rights abuses in syria point to government policy and this is the first time the u.s. has directly implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan is the world east most dangerous place for re
to sit this out. >> there are new fears about meningitis. >> another college campus is facing students sickened with the disease. >> the steps officials are taking to contain the outbreak. >> president obama's health care allow could force doctors to take on more patients. that how that could affect your medical care. >> $60 billion, it is our big number of the day, and it's how much one tech giant could be giving back. where that money will be going. >> todd, big number, $60 billion, that's the number brooklyn hour carl eye cob wants apple to give back to investors in a share buy o. back. it's a dispute between the two sides and the center of time's cover story. he wants them to spend more of its massive stockpile. his initial request was $100 billion. he believes the giant should share more wealth with stock hold jeers a lot of money to give back. welcome back. >> a new meningitis scare erupted at another university, sickening four people so far. this particular strain has no treatment. we'll find out what steps are being taken to battle the disease. >> we've got a lot to talk about,
delays are expected from virginia to new england. >> a day of warning in south africa as the nation and the world pays tributable to nelson mandela. nelson mandela's ex-wife winnie attended a church service. president obama, george w. bush and clinton will travel to south africa for memorial services. >> we go to our correspondent at the soweto church where services wrapped up. what is significant about this church? these are some of the church members in the church listening to the service. this building was a lot of things to many people. up therefore on the painting on the wall is the painting of a great activist. we have nelson mandela, and archbishop desmond tutu. during apartheid students running from the police used to come in and hide. there were occasions that police would come in and shoot them, and several have died in this building. it's an emotional time, an historical place. it shows how far the country has come. >> you mentioned people cowering in the church. what are religious leaders saying today about madeba's passing. >> the message is simple. it was think about
. nearly 400 have been killed. new concerns for the supply of federal healthcare. they are discouraging people from submitting paper applications. coverage will start in january. >> the white house announced president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
. >> not again. new concerns for those applying for federal healthcare. officials are discouraging people from submitting paper applications, worried they won't be processed by the deadline. the white house says president and mrs. obama will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on wednesday. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. fa heidi jo-cast heidi jo-castro agiegis >>> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to the central african republic to help stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's
that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >> reporter: and a new nation, a new society, that is mandela's legacy, and that is what everyone here is thanksful for stephanie. >> all right. nick thank you. >>> president obama joined leaders around the world in mourning the death of nelson mandela. the president and first lady are expected to attend the state burial in south africa. they once in 2005 when the president was a senator in illinois. libby casey joins us now with reaction from are washington. good morning. >> good morning, stephanie. reactions are coming in from all corners of politics, and the reactions that are both personal as well as remembrances of political moments. president obama talked about how he was first inspired to get involved in politics as a college student to get to an anti apartheid rally. and he remembered the day that nelson mandela was freed from prison. he said it was a moment that he saw as a potential that was guided by their likes and not their fears. >> it calls to us to forward the example that he set.
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